Itule: Executive Director
Margo Itule is founder and Executive
Director of the Sovereign Arts Society., Inc. (SAS), a non-profit
cultural arts organization established in 1996. An active
member of the arts and business community, she has acted
as dancer, singer, graphic artist, goldsmith, bankruptcy
trustee, bodybuilder and business-woman. Her studies have
led her to La Escuela Nacional De Artes and La Universidad
de Matanzas, Cuba. She has worked with the University of
Arizona, Arizona Ballet Company, Ache Pa Ti, The Afro-Cuban
All Stars, Los Van Van, Cubanismo, Grupo Ban Rra Rra, Bamboleo,
Conjunto Folklorico Nacional De Cuba, Grupo Klimax and the
Havana International Jazz Festival.
As Director of the SAS, Margo has performed all aspects
of running the organization from grant writing, program
design/development, promotion, graphic design, financial
management, artistic direction, contract negotiation, educational
programming, fund-raising, to staff supervision, interpreting,
In a business partnership with Ted De Grazia from 1970
to 1979, Margo acted as gold and silversmith in design and
fabrication of jewelry, objects of art and theater props.
In addition, she appeared as a cast member and executive
assistant in two De Grazia filmmaking projects.
The union of her artistic experience, legal and business
knowledge gives the organization its unique balance and
ability to elevate cultural art forms toward vibrancy and
survival in a business oriented world.
Itule: Managing Director
Norman Itule is co-founder of the Sovereign
Arts Society Inc. (SAS), a non-profit cultural arts organization
established in 1996. She serves as Managing Director of
the SAS, bringing with her over thirty years experience
as dancer, actress, singer, educator and movement/fitness
specialist. For the last fourteen years she has inspired
and motivated the community as liaison and spokesperson
for the Spiritual (Meditation/Yoga) department at the world
renowned, Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona.